The Role of the Ancestors in Social and Earth Justice (Free, Online Talk)
November 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
So here in 2017 we’re obviously down-lineage from a hot mess of ancestral suffering. Some recurrent themes include the legacies of patriarchy and misogyny, white supremacy and racist funk (both institutional and interpersonal), colonialist policies and thinking, and a general disregard for our relatedness to the rest of life.
And unless you’re the rare sort that can sustain a near constant state of rage and/or grief and/or hypervigilance, living in the trauma swirl of cultural healing work can lead to various kinds of burnout, retraumatization, and despair.
In this teaching/discussion we’ll explore what role our wise and kind ancestors (of blood in this case, and respect to the others) may play in cultural healing. How can coming into more conscious relationship with our specific ancestors lead to more effective outcomes in our efforts for more just, beautiful, diversity-celebrating, and earth-loving ways of life. Bring your questions.